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Next Upcoming Event:

Joy of Giving

Volunteers are needed to help the Bullard Family Foundation and Stepp’s Towing join hands this holiday for Joy of Giving!

Join Thaddeus Bullard, aka WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil, in creating 10,000 smiles at the 9th annual Joy of Giving — Tampa’s largest holiday gift-giving event. On December 22, 2018, come experience the Joy of Giving with each gift given and received at Raymond James Stadium.

This FREE event, which includes food, games, entertainment and more, provides 10,000 gifts to children and families as well as connects them to valuable services and programs.

To volunteer for Joy of Giving, go to

September 2018

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance 2018

Bay Pines VA

Please join us for a 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service. United Way Suncoast’s volunteer center will be honoring those that lost their lives on 9/11/01 and those that have continued to protect our country. We will hold our event at the Bay Pines VA campus in Pinellas County.

This year we will join together to compassionately honor and remember the 2,975 individuals who were killed on September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks on America, as well as those who were injured during the attacks, and the many who rose in service in response, the first responders, volunteers, rescue and recovery workers, uniformed safety personal, and the hundreds of thousands of others who serve, or have served in our armed forces here at home or overseas.

We will gather at Bay Pines VA on September 8th for breakfast and then a kick-off to get everyone started. Then over 200 volunteers will gather in groups to go around the campus doing scheduled projects. The projects include: plant bed maintenance, making cards, sorting donated items for Veterans and their families, cleaning the shuttles, shoreline clean-up and general campus maintenance, etc.

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Regardless of project, all volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. For this project you do not need to be a HandsOn Suncoast volunteer as an orientation will be available on site that day.


Women United Lunch Forum on Education

What: Women United Lunch Forum on Education
Where: Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
When: September 12, 2018
Time: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Ticket Cost: $40
Guest Speaker: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent of Hillsborough Schools
Moderator: Suzanne McCormick


Women United is planning a very special event for Wednesday, September 12th from 11:30AM -1:30PM at Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL. We are fortunate enough to have the Superintendent of Hillsborough County Schools, Jeff Eakins join us for our forum on education.

We will be discussing with Mr. Eakins his perspective on the importance of early learning, school security, among other important issues. Jeff Eakins has served as superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools since July 1, 2015. He has devoted his entire career to the education of children. He works tirelessly to improve the quality of education because he believes that when the right learning conditions are in place, all children can grow to be successful and responsible citizens. He and the School Board of Hillsborough County led the school district into creating a five-year strategic plan that seeks to increase high school graduation rates to 90% by 2020. The plan also seeks to create a strong foundation of financial stewardship and to build a culture where children are the top priority and healthy relationships create strong bonds that bring diverse groups together for a common goal: the success of our students!

Mr. Eakins has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career including 1992 Teacher of the Year at Cypress Creek Elementary School, the 2010 Dr. Earl Lennard Outstanding Leader Award for Hillsborough County Public Schools, also in 2010, the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators’ Outstanding Leadership Award for the state of Florida.

He is a graduate of the 2011 Leadership Tampa Class, co-chair of the Leadership Tampa 2015 Education Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Instructional Supervisors and Administrators and the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He has been married for more than 25 years to Peggy Eakins.